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Mali: Training to improve Hepatitis B monitoring at the Charles Mérieux Infectiology Center

September 3, 2015 | Bamako (Mali)

A training course on the technique for measuring hepatitis B viral load was held at the Charles Mérieux Infectiology Center of Mali (CICM) with support from Fondation Mérieux.

For three days, biologists at the CICM received training for viral load measurement, which determines the amount of virus circulating in a patient’s blood. This new technology transfer will improve diagnostic capabilities at the center and support its research. It will provide Malians with quality diagnosis and viral load monitoring without sending samples to laboratories in France.

Marc Tordjeman, president of Biocentric, accompanied by Nicolas Steenkeste, project manager at Fondation Mérieux, taught the course, which covered how to perform molecular diagnostic tests on a Biocentric system and how to use specialized equipment.

The technology transfer will also make it possible to launch research projects on viral hepatitis at the center.

To find out more:
Prof. Ag Bourèma Kouriba
CICM Scientific Director
E-mail: bourema.kouriba@cicm-mali.org

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